Wassim El Banna

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Wassim El Banna
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-05-10) May 10, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Lebanon
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
–1989 B 1909
1989–1997 OB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 OB 23 (8)
1999 Aarhus Fremad (loan) 9 (2)
1999–2000 Dalum IF
2000–2003 Dalum IF
2003 B 1913
2003–2005 Dalum IF
2005 B 1909
2005–2007 Boldklubben Frem 59 (28)
2007–2008 Ajman Club 12 (9)
2008 Boldklubben Frem 14 (3)
2008–2009 Vejle Boldklub 10 (0)
2009 Boldklubben Frem
2009–2010 FC Hjørring
2010–2011 Glostrup-Albertslund
2011 FC Svendborg
National team
1997–1998 Denmark U19 6 (0)
1998 Denmark U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Wassim El Banna (Arabic: وسيم البنا‎) (born 10 May 1979) is a Danish-Palestinian football forward. He has represented Odense Boldklub, Aarhus Fremad, and Vejle Boldklub in the Danish Superliga championship.


Early life[edit]

El Banna, who was born in Lebanon, moved to Germany at the age of five before settling with his family in the Odense suburb Vollsmose. In 1997, El Banna obtained Danish citizenship.

Footballing career[edit]

El Banna started his senior career with Odense BK, making his Danish Superliga debut at age 18 in August 1997. He scored four goals in 12 games, including a hat-trick against Ikast FS, but could not keep Odense from being relegated at the end of the Danish Superliga 1997-98 season. From September 1997 to December 1998, El Banna played seven games for the Denmark national under-19 and under-20 teams.

He spent time on loan with Superliga club Aarhus Fremad in 1999, scoring two goals in nine games in the last half of the Danish Superliga 1998-99 season, as Aarhus Fremad was relegated. He then enjoyed spells in the Danish 1st Division with all of the other big Odense clubs Dalum IF, B 1913, and B 1909, before moving to Copenhagen club BK Frem in the summer of 2005. El Banna played a total of 66 matches, scoring 28 goals during his first spell with Frem, before he was sold to Ajman Club in the United Arab Emirates in 2007. He returned to Frem in March 2008 on an amateur contract. It was to be a rather short second stay with Frem, as he transferred to Superliga club Vejle Boldklub by the end of the season. After half a season in Vejle, the striker returned to Frem in to begin his third spell at the club, staying with Frem until the summer 2009.

In September 2009, El Banna signed an amateur contract for the remainder of the year with FC Hjørring in the Danish 2nd Division. He was without a club for a while, before signing with 2nd Division team BK Glostrup-Albertslund in April 2010.

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